Concrete Pump Operator
Certificate of Qualification 637C
“Each day brings a new challenge. I like working on a variety of jobsites and meeting new people everyday.”
A Concrete Pump Operator inspects, prepares, operates, controls, and cleans various concrete pumps including those found in vehicles and their various related attachments/ components. Concrete pumps may be truck mounted, stationary, trailer-mounted as well as tower concrete placing booms
Key Skills & Attributes
Strong eye-hand coordination
Excellent communication skills
Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
2000-2500 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by 159 hours of in-class technical training (over the span of 20 days).
Coordinate the placement of concrete through the pump at the work site
Operate the vehicle; load & unload concrete pumps and attachments
Perform pre-operational inspections, safety & operational checks, as well as preventative maintenance
Operate concrete pumps and related components
Resolve issues related to the movement of concrete
Maintain equipment; clean concrete pumps & components
Read & interprets government legislation, site plans & manufacturers’ manuals (i.e. survey indicators)
Communicate through various techniques including hand signals
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Heavy Industrial Construction
Institutional and Commercial Construction
Did you know?
Concrete pump trucks weigh about 80,000 lbs. and are often the biggest, most complex and most expensive piece of equipment on a jobsite.